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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Photo Widget, Francis Bonnin 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As President Donald Trump denies that Russia is interfering in the U.S. election and as he tries to block information to Congress, private companies such as Microsoft and Facebook are stepping into the breach. The private sector has become much more forthcoming about election interference since 2016, providing frequent briefings to key members of Congress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

Sep. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he...

FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. Global digital platforms The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Australia, his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. (AP Photo/File)

Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

Sep. 17, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia’s fair trade regulator Rod Sims,...

Donald Harrison, President of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development for Google, testifies via video conference during a Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights hearing to examine whether Google harmed competition in online advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Google exec on hot seat in Congress over advertising power

Sep. 15, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel put a top Google executive on the defensive Tuesday over the company’s powerful position in online advertising as some lawmakers look hopefully toward an expected antitrust case against the tech giant by the Trump administration. Donald Harrison, Google’s...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 15, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 10....

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart launched a pilot program Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city. The retail giant is using drones from Flytrex in Fayetteville, where it says it hopes to gain insight into customers' and its workers' experience with the technology. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Walmart testing drones for deliveries in North Carolina city

Sep. 9, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart launched a pilot program Wednesday using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city. The retail giant is using drones from Flytrex in Fayetteville, where it says it hopes to gain insight into customers' and its workers' experience with the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 8, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. SkyView, Terminal Eleven LLC 10. Grand...

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Morrison has said he expected a

Australia leader expects 'sensible outcome' to news pay plan

Sep. 7, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that he expected a “sensible outcome” to his government’s plans to make digital platforms pay for journalism after Facebook threatened to block Australian publishers and individuals from sharing news stories....

Official: Nevada 'COVID Trace' should pair with Google-Apple

Sep. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada coronavirus contact tracing application called “COVID Trace” launched last week should work well with a similar tool that Google and Apple are rolling out to alert people who might have been exposed to COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. “They actually run in...

This combo of photos shows the logo for Google, top and Apple, bottom.  Apple and Google on Wednesday, May 20, 2020,  released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/File)

Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phones

Sep. 1, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software. That could make it much easier for people to get the tool on their phone even if their local...